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Music of Bunraku [videorecording] / written by William P. Malm, Sidney D. Brown and Eugene Enrico ; produced and directed by Eugene Enrico and David Smeal ; executive producer, Eugene Enrico.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videocassette (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
  • Publisher: [Norman, Okla.] : University of Oklahoma, c1991.

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General Note:
Japanese narrative with English subtitles in the performance by the National Bunraku Theater of Japan.
Title on container: Bunraku.
"First broadcast in 1991"--Container.
This item has been copied onto DVD for access and preservation purposes and it now located in off-site storage. To access this content, please check out DVD 7101.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Camera, Toshitaka Nishimura, Rob Evans; editors, David Smeal, Eugene Enrico.
Participant or Performer Note:
William P. Malm, Sidney D. Brown.
National Bunraku Theater of Japan.
Summary, etc.:
Shows the exotic drama of Bunraku, the puppet theater of Japan, and is intended to enable the viewer to understand its music as well. The musical styles, notation and performers of Bunraku are introduced by Prof. William P. Malm of the University of Michigan, while the historic roots of Bunraku, as illustrated in antique paintings and prints, are explained by Prof. Sidney D. Brown of the University of Oklahoma. Artists from the National Bunraku Theater of Japan demonstrate the musical styles of Bunraku, and perform Ise ondo koi no netaba (The massacre of a geisha house in Ise).
System Details Note:
VHS format.
Subject: Bunraku
Music > Japan

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